The keel laying ceremony for Dream Cruises’ second 151,300 gross tonne cruise ship, World Dream, took place at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany on 10 January 2017.
During the ceremony, block number 3, one of 92 blocks, which will make up the new cruise ship, was lowered into the dock and officially started the block assembly of World Dream.
The President of Dream Cruises, Thatcher Brown laid customary ‘lucky coins’ under the keel of the block before it was lowered into position. This is a tradition for many new ships and is a symbol of good fortune.
Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Genting Hong Kong, said: “After the successful debut of Genting Dream last November and the wonderful reception the ship has experienced from our guests, we are excited to start the construction process on World Dream. “World Dream will push the bar even higher for the cruise industry through her quality construction and customized design, best in class service and diverse range of entertainment, dining, leisure and recreation options – all complemented by Dream Cruises’ Asian at Heart, International in Spirit hospitality.”
World Dream is scheduled to launch in November 2017.